East Bay Heritage Quilters announce return to Craneway

EBHQ's Voices in Cloth 2022. Pic courtesy of EBHQ
Photo courtesy of EBHQ.

By Kathy Chouteau

East Bay Heritage Quilters (EBHQ) will host “Voices in Cloth (VIC) 2022,” the region’s largest nonprofit quilt show, at Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion Sat., March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., March 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quilt show organizers say it will have “lots to offer anyone interested in quilts, textiles, sewing and more,” as well as “breathtaking views of the bay.”

Key features of VIC 2022 will include more than 300 quilts, more than 40 specialty vendors, a marketplace of quilts and fiber art for sale, demonstrations—including a “bed turning” by the San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textiles of quilts from their collection—door prizes, kid-friendly activities, food/drink and more.

A special exhibit during the event will include a quilting triumph over COVID-19. According to event organizers, when the pandemic hit, the EBHQ’s sister guild, the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland (AAQGO), was poised to celebrate its 20th anniversary as an Oakland-based black community institution.

AAQGO will be given a forum at VIC 2022 during which members will show off their artistry in relation to a 20×20 Challenge: Telling Our Story through Quilts. Members were challenged to create a 20 x 20 inch quilt representing either what the organization means to them, or a historic event during 2000-2020.

The Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbor Way South in Richmond. Tickets to VIC 2020 are $10/day; $15/two-day admission; and children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online or at local retailers Bay Quilts, Cotton Patch and New Pieces. Masking will be mandatory at the event.

For more info about EBHQ or VIC 2022, click here.